Taiwo Awoniyi has joined a growing list of players who could miss the friendlies against Ghana and Mali later this month in Morocco.

New call-up Gabriel Osho is also battling to be fit for his Super Eagles debut.

Awoniyi missed Nottingham Forest 1-1 draw with Luton Town Saturday as a result of a recurring injury, which has kept him in and out of Nuno Espirito Santo’s team.

The former Union Berlin striker has struggled to stay fit and keep his place as Forest starting striker.

Nottingham Forest manager, Nuno Espirito Santo is also not happy about the situation.

“We need our strikers to finish and score,” the Portuguese coach told BBC Match of the Day.

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“Unfortunately, we’ve had a big blow with the fitness of Taiwo Awoniyi—he had a knock during the week so let’s see how he is—so hopefully Chris [Wood] stays well. It is important that we keep him fit.”

According to Forest’s manager Nuno Espirito Santo, the Super Eagles star’s injury is a huge blow for the City Ground giants.

“He had a problem during the week. It is a big blow for us, a big blow. I don’t know how long he will be out for,” the tactician told the media.

If reports in the media are anything to go by, Awoniyi could be out of April fixtures.

Judging by his contributions to the side, his absence may be felt depending on the severity and the number of days he would be out.

In 17 Premier League appearances in the ongoing season, the former Union Berlin man has accounted for six goals.